* Edmonton service to operate year-round
* New earlier launch date of March 5, 2014
* Up to four flights per week
Quincy, MA, October 17, 2013, –Icelandair is pleased to announce increased service from Edmonton with year-round service and an earlier launch date of March 5, 2014. Edmonton will be Icelandair’s 13th North American gateway and the second year-round gateway in Canada.
The increase is part of Icelandair’s 2014 schedule, the largest in the airline’s history. Service from Edmonton will operate year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The 6-hour, 20-minute eastbound flight will depart from EIA at 6:30 pm and arrive in Reykjavik at 6:50 am the following morning. The westbound flight will leave Reykjavik at 4:45 pm and arrive at EIA at 5:30 pm the same day, with flying time of 6 hours, 45 minutes.
In addition to increasing service from Edmonton, Icelandair will offer extra capacity with 17 additional flights across the network, including more flights from Halifax and Toronto, the launch of Vancouver, and one new destination (Geneva, Switzerland).
“2014 will be a big year for Icelandair. Earlier this year we announced our service from Edmonton, giving Alberta passengers faster and easier access to Europe. Due to the demand for international carriers from Edmonton and the positive response Icelandair has received, we think it makes sense to operate year-round. We are also moving our launch date to three weeks earlier than originally planned. We see this as the beginning of a strong relationship with Alberta and anticipate Edmonton strengthening our bond with the Canadian market,” said Thorsteinn Egilsson, General Manager of The Americas.
When Icelandair commences service in March, passengers will enjoy a refreshing alternative with three cabins of service, leather seats and personal in-flight entertainment for all passengers. Icelandair will also offer travelers the fastest elapsed time to many of Europe’s top destinations as compared with current available schedules offered by existing routings.
Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland since 1937, provides service to Iceland from Boston, New York (JFK and Newark), Seattle, Denver, Toronto and Edmonton with seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Anchorage, Halifax, and Vancouver. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe.
Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Additional information about Icelandair’s schedules, fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.com or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.